FDIC International postponed until August 2021

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Global fire and rescue convention FDIC International has been postponed until August 2021 in response to the ongoing impact of the COVID 19 pandemic.

The show was scheduled to take place between April 19-24, but due to the advice given by the State of Indiana’s Government, as well as public health advisory and possible travel restrictions, it will now be held on August 19-24.

“This was a difficult decision but the safety and wellbeing of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and staff remain the most important priority for us.  We have put thoughtful consideration into our next steps, including open and honest discussions with our partners, exhibitors and the firefighter community. With the rollout of the new vaccines there is more confidence that it will be safer to come together in August,” said Eric Schlett, Senior Vice President, Clarion Fire & Rescue. 

FDIC International
FDIC International was due to take place in April

FDIC International’s 2021 schedule will include:

  • Hands-on Training (H.O.T.) Evolutions & Pre-Conference Workshops: Thursday, August 19 and Friday, August 20.
  • Conference Classroom Sessions: Saturday, August 21 – Monday, August 23
  • Exhibition Halls and Outdoor Demonstration Areas: Sunday, August 22 – Tuesday, August 24.

In response to rising demand from the fire community to continue to learn and source solutions for ongoing needs FDIC International has launched two year-round virtual platforms.

  • FDIC Product Network a year round virtual product showcase & innovation hub. Dedicated to delivering innovative products and services and meaningful connections through live demos and categorised product listings. Find out more information and join for free at: www.fdicproductnetwork.com.
  • The Fire Academy is an all NEW interactive training platform, allowing firefighters and industry professional to expand their knowledge and learn from top instructors year-round.  Access includes 250+ on-demand courses in additional to 50 NEW courses releases throughout the year. The Fire Academy will launch on January 14, 2021, learn more at www.fdic.com/the-fire-academy.

Further information for exhibitors, sponsors and attendees will be released in the coming weeks as FDIC turn their attention to facilitate a smooth transition to the August date. Additional information and frequently asked questions can be found on the FDIC website.

FDIC is the latest show that has been forced to postpone due to the pandemic. In December, global convention INTERSCHUTZ announced that it has been delayed until June 2022.

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